2017 Season
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  • Tuesday   August 8, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Wednesday   August 9, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest - WindSync: Peter and the Wolf
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:30 PM
  • Summer Suite featuring Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
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  • Thursday   August 10, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Opening Night: Windsync & Daedalus Quartet
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  • Friday   August 11, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass "Been There- Heard That? Music and Places"
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - Italy!
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  • Saturday   August 12, 2017
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Mozart under the Stars
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  • Tuesday   August 15, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Thursday   August 17, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Great Beyond
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  • Friday   August 18, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Prelude Concert
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - England!
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  • Saturday   August 19, 2017
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • A Cabaret Evening with Ute Lemper
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  • Tuesday   August 22, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Bailiwick Market & Cafe • 5:30 PM
  • Musical Happy Hour
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  • Thursday   August 24, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 7:00 PM
  • Backstage Pass "Write It For Me: Composers, Performers & Dedicatees"
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  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Dedication
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  • Friday   August 25, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - Russia!
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  • Saturday   August 26, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 11:00 AM
  • KidsFest with Joey Alexander
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  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • The Joey Alexander Trio
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  • Tuesday   August 29, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 3:00 PM
  • SkanFest U: Following Mozart
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  • Thursday   August 31, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • ECCO & Brandon Ridenour: I Got Rhythm
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  • Friday   September 1, 2017
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Go/Hear - Appalachia!
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  • Saturday   September 2, 2017
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 7:30 PM
  • Festival Finale with ECCO
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Musicians

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

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Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Learn more at www.andersonroe.com/.

Performing:
Wednesday, August 9

Claremont Trio
Claremont Trio

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Claremont Trio

(Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; Andrea Lam, piano )

Lauded as "one of America's finest young chamber groups" by TheStrad, the Claremont Trio is sought after for its virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently praised for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

During the 2014-15 season the Claremont Trio performedat the Library of Congress (DC), the San Miguel International Festival (Mexico), the Sanibel Music Festival (FL), Concerts at the Point (MA), Music Mondays (NY), Dayton Vanguard Concerts (OH), the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (MA), and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA). Highlights of recent seasons include concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, for the Chamber Music Societies of Phoenix, Dallas, Sedona, Cincinnati, Detroit, San Antonio, and the Universities of Washington, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

Bridge Records released the Claremont Trios recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Beethovens Trio Op. 1 No. 1 in 2012 to critical acclaim. Their discography also includes trios by Ravel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Arensky, Leon Kirchner, Ellen Zwilich, Paul Schoenfield, Mason Bates, and a collaborative disc with clarinetist Jonathan Cohler which received a Critics CHOICE award from BBC Magazine.

The Claremont Trio was formed in 1999 at the Juilliard School. Twins Emily and Julia Bruskin and pianist Andrea Lam are all based in New York City near their namesake: Claremont Avenue.


Learn more at claremonttrio.com/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 24
Friday, August 25

Daedalus Quartet
Daedalus Quartet

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Daedalus Quartet

(Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violins Jessica Thompson, viola Thomas Kraines, cello)

Praised by The New Yorker as "a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets," the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. Since winning the top prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2001, the Daedalus Quartet has impressed critics and listeners alike with the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances. The New York Times has praised the Daedalus Quartet's "insightful and vibrant" Haydn, the "impressive intensity" of their Beethoven, their "luminous" Berg, and the "riveting focus" of their Dutilleux. The Washington Post in turn has acclaimed their performance of Mendelssohn for its "rockets of blistering virtuosity," while the Houston Chronicle has described the "silvery beauty" of their Schubert and the "magic that hushed the audience" when they played Ravel, the Boston Globe the "finesse and fury" of their Shostakovich, the Toronto Globe and Mail the "thrilling revelation" of their Hindemith, and the Cincinnati Enquirer the "tremendous emotional power" of their Brahms.

Since its founding the Daedalus Quartet has performed in many of the world's leading musical venues; in the United States and Canada these include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Great Performers series), the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Boston's Gardner Museum, as well as on major series in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Abroad the ensemble has been heard in such famed locations as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan.
The Daedalus Quartet has won plaudits for its adventurous exploration of contemporary music, most notably the compositions of Elliott Carter, George Perle, György Kurtág and György Ligeti. Among the works the ensemble has premiered is David Horne's Flight from the Labyrinth, commissioned for the Quartet by the Caramoor Festival; Fred Lerdahl's Third String Quartet, commissioned by Chamber Music America; and Lawrence Dillon's String Quartet No. 4, commissioned by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. In 2013, the Fromm Foundation awarded a commission to the Daedalus Quartet and composer Huck Hodge; the quartet will premiere Hodge's new work, based on the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Carl Jung, and the contemporary Buddhist poet Ko Un, in April 2016.

The Quartet has also collaborated with some of the world's finest instrumentalists: these include pianists Marc-André Hamelin, Simone Dinnerstein, Awadagin Pratt, Joyce Yang, and Benjamin Hochman; clarinetists Paquito D'Rivera, Ricardo Morales, and Alexander Fiterstein; and violists Roger Tapping and Donald Weilerstein.
To date the Quartet has forged associations with some of America's leading classical music and educational institutions: Carnegie Hall, through its European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) Rising Stars program; and Lincoln Center, which appointed the Daedalus Quartet as the Chamber Music Society Two quartet for 2005-07. The Daedalus Quartet has served as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. In 2007, the Quartet was awarded Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award. The Quartet won Chamber Music America's Guarneri String Quartet Award, which funded a three-year residency in Suffolk County, Long Island from 2007-2010.
The Daedalus' recording, for Bridge Records, features the string quartets of George Perle, and has been described as "disc with some unforgettable contemporary chamber music" (Classical Lost and Found), and the Strad Magazine praised the quartet's "exemplary intonation and balance." In the spring of 2014, the Daedalus Quartet recorded Joan Tower's "White Water" (written for Daedalus) as well as her "Dumbarton Quintet" (with pianist Blair McMillen). The quartet's debut recording, music of Stravinsky, Sibelius, and Ravel, was released by Bridge Records in 2006. A Bridge recording of the Haydn's complete "Sun" Quartets, Op. 20, was released on two CDs in July 2010. An album of chamber music by Lawrence Dillon (Fall 2010) and the complete string quartets of Fred Lerdahl (Fall 2011) followed.

Among the highlights of the Daedalus Quartet's 2015-16 season were a pair of performances at Shanghai Concert Hall, a return to the Bard Music Festival performing the music of Revueltas, Copland, and Carlos Chavez, the US premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's Sextet, at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the world premieres of works by Robert Maggio and Benjamin C. S. Boyle (with baritone Randall Scarlata and pianist Marcantonio Barone) at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and a return to the Bard Music festival, playing the music of Verdi, Puccini, and Respighi. In the 2016-17 season, the quartet will premiere new works by Fred Lerdahl (in Philadelphia) and Louis Karchin (in San Francisco), present a program based around the Kreutzer Sonata for the Schubert Club in St. Paul, MN, with actress Linda Kelsey, and collaborate in performance with jazz bassist John Patitucci at World Café in Philadelphia.

The award-winning members of the Daedalus Quartet hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Cleveland Institute, and Harvard University.

Learn more at www.daedalusquartet.com/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 11

ECCO
ECCO

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ECCO

In 2001, a group of musicians colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country envisioned the creation of a democratically run, self-conducted chamber orchestra. The result was ECCO, a dynamic collective that combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music.
ECCO is comprised of some of today's most vibrant and gifted young string players — soloists, chamber musicians, principals of major American orchestras, and GRAMMY award winners. ECCO members play with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle and Boston among others. Members also play with the Enso, Jasper, Johannes, Jupiter, Parker, and Ying Quartets, as well as the Horszowski Trio, Trio Cavatina, Sejong Soloists, Time for Three, Konomichi and Chamber Music Society II. For a few concentrated periods of time each year, the members of ECCO meet for rehearsal and musical exploration.
In 2012 ECCO celebrated its first decade with the release of its first commercial recording. It includes Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C Major Op. 48, Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a and the exuberant and surprising "La Follia" Variations for String Orchestra, arranged by ECCO's own Michi Wiancko after Francesco Geminiani's Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor.
ECCO's 2014-15 season includes their debut at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and Concerts International in Memphis as well as return visits to the Skaneateles Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Peoples' Symphony Concerts.


Learn more at eccorchestra.org/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 31
Friday, September 1
Saturday, September 2

Founders
Founders

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Founders

(BEN RUSSELL - violin, vocals BRANDON RIDENOUR - trumpet, keys HAMILTON BERRY - cello, vocals YOONAH KIM - clarinet KRIS SAEBO - bass)

Founders is a songwriting collective comprised of five members, Ben Russell, Brandon Ridenour, Hamilton Berry, Yoonah Kim, and Kris Saebo, that flourishes in combining classical and folk music with original compositions and pop arrangements. With songs ranging from Appalachian themed originals to Radiohead covers to art songs using famous poetry, Founders is reimagining the boundaries of musical styles. As the New York Music Daily states, "Their excellent debut album, You & Who, is unlike anything else out there right now."

Merging the talents of five conservatory trained musicians from New York City, Founders brings a fresh perspective on songwriting. Each musician has worked with acclaimed songwriters such as James Taylor, Sufjan Stevens, Sting, and Björk, as well as with elite classical ensembles such as Canadian Brass, A Far Cry, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. They have been featured on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Hall, and Lincoln Center as well as on television broadcasts such as The Late Show, and SNL. With acoustic instruments and their unique musical vision, Founders is forging a new path for audiences around the world.

Learn more at http://www.foundersmusic.org/.

Performing:
Tuesday, August 22

Joey Alexander Trio
Joey Alexander Trio

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Joey Alexander Trio

Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk's "Well, You Needn't," but he didn't stop there. Joey's dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey's musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great's visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, "You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz."

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey's prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montre´al, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

? ?His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" and "Best Improvised Solo" for his performance of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps", making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey's remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing "regular kid things" like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. "Sometimes, when I'm just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I'm actually starting to compose a song," he says. "I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people's songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own."

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, "There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music." Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

"You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage," he says, "but I have to admit there's something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds."

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

Learn more at joeyalexandermusic.com/.

Performing:
Saturday, August 26

members of ECCO
members of ECCO

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members of ECCO

Founded in 2001, ECCO is a democratically run, self-conducted ensemble that combines the strength and power of a great orchestra with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music.

ECCO is comprised of some of today's most vibrant and gifted young string players soloists, chamber musicians, principals of major American orchestras, and GRAMMY award winners. ECCO members play with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, and Boston, among others. Members also play with the Enso, Jasper, Johannes, Jupiter, Parker, and Ying Quartets, as well as the Horszowski Trio, Trio Cavatina, Sejong Soloists, Time for Three, Konomichi, and Chamber Music Society II. For a few concentrated periods of time each year, the members of ECCO meet for rehearsal, musical exploration, and performances. In 2012, ECCO celebrated its first decade with the release of its first commercial recording, a set of works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Geminiani.

Learn more at eccorchestra.org/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 31
Friday, September 1

The Antioch Chamber Ensemble
The Antioch Chamber Ensemble

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The Antioch Chamber Ensemble

Widely regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in the United States, The Antioch Chamber Ensemble is currently celebrating its 19th season of exceptional music-making. Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Joshua Copeland, the ensemble strives to present as diverse a program as possible of the world's greatest choral literature, both sacred and secular, and has performed works ranging from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary masterpieces with a core group of ten to twelve of the New York metropolitan area's finest singers.

Learn more at antiochchamberensemble.org/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 18

WindSync
WindSync

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WindSync

(Garrett Hudson, Flute Emily Tsai, Oboe Julian Hernadez, Clarinet Anni Hochhalter, Horn Kara LaMoure, Bassoon )

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building a connection with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence.

WindSync is the Gold Medalist in the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition. The group received the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize and numerous performance prizes from the CAG competition, including the ensemble's New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Chautauqua Institution, Washington Performing Arts Society's Music in the Country series, and the Music in the Park Series of The Schubert Club (St. Paul, MN). Recent performance engagements include the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in China, and the Met Museum's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, as well as radio broadcasts by New York Public Radio's McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase and Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media's Performance Today.

Dedicated to showcasing contemporary music and expanding wind quintet repertoire, in 2015 WindSync performed the premiere of a new wind quintet The long and the short of it by American composer, Paul Lansky commissioned by the Library of Congress' Carolyn Royall Just Fund and the Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2016, the group commissioned young American composer, Michael Gilbertson to write a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra, The Cosmos, which premiered in May 2016 with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra with two repeat performances by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, TX in November 2016. The group also relies heavily on a large body of original arrangements of classical masterworks in order to build innovative and thematic programs.

WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children, members of the community, and audiences with disabilities. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, museums, outdoor venues, libraries, hospitals, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. As the 2013 Music for Autism "Spotlight Artist", WindSync traveled to five cities across the United States performing concerts specifically developed to provide a safe environment for children or individuals on the autistic spectrum and their families. Previous community presenters include the Canucks Autism Network, PALS Autism School in Vancouver, BC, and Azure Family Concerts presented by the Schubert Club (St. Paul, MN). The group has also performed recitals and residencies presented by Stanford University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, CSU Northridge, CSU Sacramento, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Victoria, B.C., Drexel University, and the University of Minnesota. Past residencies include, Ensemble in Residence for the Da Camera of Houston Young Artist Program, the Grand Teton Music Festival during the summers of 2012 and 2013, and the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington from 2012-2016.

Learn more at www.windsync.org/.

Performing:
Wednesday, August 9
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 11

Julia Bruskin
Julia Bruskin
Cello
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Julia Bruskin, Cello

Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She has soloed with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall as well as with the Nashville, Utah, Virginia, and Pacific Symphonies, among others. Her CD of music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dohnanyi was praised by Fanfare magazine for its "exquisite beauty of sound and expression." She is a frequent guest at summer music festivals, now especially as co-director of the Skaneateles Festival with her husband, Aaron Wunsch. They often plays solo recitals together. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City.

A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Bruskin has recorded and toured extensively with the group. Their recording for Bridge Records of the Beethoven "Triple" Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra has received rave reviews.

Bruskin teaches at the Juilliard Pre-College. She completed the five-year double degree program at Juilliard and Columbia University. Her major teachers have included Timothy Eddy, Joel Krosnick, Andres Diaz, Norman Fischer, and Nancy Hair.

Learn more at www.metorchestramusicians.org/julia-bruskin/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 18

Misha Dichter
Misha Dichter
piano
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Misha Dichter, piano

Now in the fifth decade of an illustrious international career, Misha Dichter traces his musical heritage to the two great pianistic traditions of the 20th century: the Russian Romantic School as personified by Rosina Lhevinne, his mentor at The Juilliard School, and the German Classical style that was passed on to him by Aube Tzerko, a pupil of Artur Schnabel. Mr. Dichter reveals this dual legacy in his solo recitals and appearances with virtually all of the world's major orchestras, performing the grand virtuoso compositions of Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, as well as music from the central German-Viennese repertoire, which embody more introspective qualities. He has recorded works by Brahms, Beethoven, Gershwin, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Schubert, Schumann, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky and has received the "Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt" for his recording of Liszt's piano transcriptions.

Mr. Dichter devotes a portion of his schedule each year to duo-piano recitals and concerto performances throughout North America and Europe with his wife Cipa Dichter. They have brought to the concert stage many previously neglected works of the two-piano and piano-four-hand repertoires, most recently, the world premiere of Mendelssohn's own four-hand setting of Songs Without Words, Op. 62 and 67.

Born in Shanghai, Misha Dichter moved with his family to Los Angeles at age two and began piano lessons at age six. He subsequently came to New York to work with Mme. Lhevinne at The Juilliard School. While still enrolled at Juilliard he entered and won the Silver Medal in the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition, which launched his international career.

Learn more at mishadichter.com/.

Performing:
Saturday, August 12

Vana Gierig
Vana Gierig
piano
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Vana Gierig, piano

Performing:
Saturday, August 19

Larry  Grenadier
Larry Grenadier
Bass
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Larry Grenadier, Bass

As one of contemporary jazz's most respected and accomplished bassists, Larry Grenadier has built an expansive body of work that encompasses a variety of significant projects with many of the genre's most inventive and influential musicians. Over the course of a performing and recording career that spans three decades, he's earned a far-reaching reputation, for his instrumental talent, for his instantly recognizable tone, and for the sensitivity, imagination and creative curiosity that have established him as an in-demand sideman and valued collaborator.

Performing:
Saturday, August 26

Eric Harland
Eric Harland
Drums
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Eric Harland , Drums

Multi-Grammy Nominated Drummer, Eric Harland is one of the most in demand drummers of his generation. He has already been on close
to 200 recordings at his age of 36.
Eric has been recognized in the Boston Globe, New York Times, New Yorker, and other prominent publications.
It has been his privilege to share the stage with masters such as
Betty Carter, Branford and Wynton Marsalis,as well as todays up and coming
artist like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, Julian
Lage, and so on.
His current list of performing groups are "JAMES FARM" with Joshua
Redman, "PRISM" with Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks, "SANGAM"
with Charles Lloyd and Zakir Hussain, "Charles Lloyd New Quartet",
"OVERTONE" with Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Chris Potter and
"VOYAGER" Eric's own widely recognized group.

Performing:
Saturday, August 26

Daniel Hege
Daniel Hege
conductor
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Daniel Hege, conductor

Daniel Hege served as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony for eleven season. He is currently Music Director of the Wichita Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Binghamton Philharmonic. Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Rochester, Buffalo, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Naples Philharmonics; the Louisville, Sarasota and Florida Orchestras; and the Houston, Edmonton, Pacific, Puerto Rico, Hartford, Omaha, Madison, Tucson, Charleston and Virginia symphonies.

Learn more at www.cmartists.com/artists/daniel-hege.htm.

Performing:
Thursday, August 17
Friday, September 1

Alan Kay
Alan Kay
clarinet
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Alan Kay, clarinet

Clarinetist Alan R. Kay is Co-Principal Clarinetist and a former Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves as Principal Clarinet with New York's Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society. He also performs as principal with the American Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Mr. Kay's honors include the C.D. Jackson Award at Tanglewood, a Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award, Juilliard's 1980 Competition, and the 1989 Young Concert Artists Award with the sextet Hexagon later featured in the prizewinning documentary film, "Debut." Mr. Kay is a founding member of Windscape and Hexagon; he appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His summer festivals include the Yellow Barn and Skaneateles Festivals, and his innovative programming at for the New York Chamber Ensemble is a feature of the Cape May Music Festival. Mr. Kay taught at the Summer Music Academy in Leipzig, Germany in 2004 and teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University. He has served on the juries of the International Chamber Music Festival in Trapani, Italy, Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. A virtuoso of wind repertoire, Mr. Kay has recorded with Hexagon, Windscape, the Sylvan Winds, Orpheus and numerous other ensembles. His arrangements are available at Trevco Music Publishing and International Opus.

Learn more at www.juilliard.edu/faculty/alan-r-kay.

Performing:
Thursday, August 24
Friday, August 25

Romain Lecuyer
Romain Lecuyer
Bass
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Romain Lecuyer, Bass

Lecuyer became a member of the Cuarteto Cedrón and Gustavo Gancedo Cuarteto. Since 2006 he is a member of José Luis Barretos and Ludovic Michels Ensemble Tanguísimo. With the age quintet , he recorded an album with Raúl Barboza in 2007 and undertook a concert tour through Argentina and Brazil. Since 2007 he has also worked with the musicians Osvaldo Calo and Sébastien Couranjou and the Chilean ensemble Quilapayún. Lecuyer also contributed to Christian Basso's album Pentalpha (2004).

Performing:
Saturday, August 19

Ute Lemper
Ute Lemper

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Ute Lemper

Born in Munster, Germany, Ute completed her studies at The Dance Academy in Cologne and the Max Reinhardt Seminary Drama School in Vienna. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of the works of Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht, and the Chansons of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Astor Piazzolla, and many others, as well as her portrayals in musicals and plays on Broadway, in Paris, Berlin and in London's West End.
Ute has recently toured the world with Ultimo Tango, presenting a journey through the songs of Astor Piazzolla. She also completed a packed-house concert series with the Jazz at Lincoln orchestra and Wynton Marsalis at Rose Hall in New York City, dedicated to the music of Kurt Weill. She was nominated for a Grammy Award for her CD "Berlin Days / Paris Nights" with the Vogler String Quartet and Stefan Malzew on Piano.
Her professional musical debut in a was in the original Vienna production of Cats in the roles of Grizabella and Bombalurina. She went on to play Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Berlin) and Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Paris) for which she received the Moliere Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She created the part of Velma Kelly in London's production of Chicago in the West End, for which she was honored with the Laurence Olivier Award, and moved to the Broadway production after one year to receive the American Theatre Award.

Learn more at www.utelemper.com/.

Performing:
Saturday, August 19

Jesse Mills
Jesse Mills
violin
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Jesse Mills, violin

Two-time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills enjoys performing music of many genres, from classical to contemporary, as well as composed and improvised music of his own invention. In 2004, Mills made his concerto debut with the Chicago's Ravinia Festival Orchestra. He has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada, including concerts at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Boston's Gardener Museum, and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has also appeared at prestigious venues in Europe, such as the Barbican Centre of London, La Cité de la Musique in Paris, Amsterdam's Royal Carré Theatre, Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

Learn more at www.longy.edu/academics/faculty/jesse-mills/.

Performing:
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 18

Peggy Pearson
Peggy Pearson
Oboe
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Peggy Pearson , Oboe

Oboist Peggy Pearson is a winner of the Pope Foundation Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Music. Lloyd Schwartz, who received the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, called her "my favorite living oboist." Peggy has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral music throughout the US and abroad. She is solo oboist with the Emmanuel Chamber Orchestra, an organization that has performed all of the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. She is also a member of the Bach Aria Group. According to Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe, "Peggy Pearson has probably played more Bach than any other oboist of her generation; this is music she plays in a state of eloquent grace." Ms. Pearson is the founding director of, and oboist with, Winsor Music, and also a founding member of the chamber group La Fenice. She has toured internationally and recorded extensively with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's as principal oboist, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Music from Marlboro. In addition to her freelance and chamber music activities, Ms. Pearson has been an active exponent of contemporary music. She was a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute in contemporary music, and has premiered numerous works, many of which were written specifically for her. As artistic director of Winsor Music, Inc., Ms. Pearson organized the Winsor Music Consortium (a project to commission works for oboe) and has premiered over 20 works in her chamber music series. She has been on the faculties at Songfest, the Tanglewood Music Center (Bach Institute), Boston Conservatory, MIT, the Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati), Wellesley College, the Composers Conference at Wellesley College and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She is currently on the faculty of the Bach Institute, a collaboration between Winsor Music, Emmanuel Music and Oberlin College

Performing:
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 18

Brandon Ridenour
Brandon Ridenour
trumpet
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Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

Brandon Ridenour is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire.

In the 2015-16 season, Brandon makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut at Weill Recital Hall (CAG Winners series) and other featured recitals include: Northeastern Illinois University's Jewel Box Series in Chicago; Chamber Music Society of Little Rock; The Regina Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University (NY); and St. Vincent College Concert Series, near Pittsburgh.

As a concerto soloist, Brandon appears in 2015-16 with the South Bend Symphony and Modesto Symphony, and is also featured with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for its annual performances of Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos.

At the age of twenty, Brandon became the youngest member ever to join the iconic Canadian Brass, a position he held for seven years. While with the group, he played in distinguished venues around the world, performed on television, recorded ten albums, and received three Juno Award nominations.

Brandon has appeared as a concerto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Indianapolis, Jacksonville, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. He has played with leading ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Knights, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Other solo performances include the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Hall, and Carnegie Hall, where he most recently appeared in a performance of Penny Lane alongside Sting and James Taylor.

Brandon is the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild solo competition and a recipient of the Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composer Award. He has recorded three solo albums; his latest release is Fantasies and Fairy Tales which features his own virtuosic arrangements of classical masterworks for trumpet and piano.

A graduate of The Juilliard School and an alumnus of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, Brandon began playing piano at the age of 5 under the tutelage of his father, Rich Ridenour, with whom he still performs frequently in recital and with Pops Orchestras. Brandon is also a part of chamber groups Decoda, Founders, and USEFULchamber.

Brandon is also a Wedge Mouthpiece Artist.

Learn more at www.brandonridenour.org/.

Performing:
Tuesday, August 22
Thursday, August 31
Saturday, September 2

Todd Turkisher
Todd Turkisher
Drums
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Todd Turkisher, Drums

Known for his creative, expressive playing, deep grooves and total commitment to "serving the song and supporting the artist," New York drummer/percussionist/producer Todd Turkisher has been a powerful rhythmic presence on the stage and in the studio for more than 35 years.

With credits that span pop, jazz, rock, and avant-garde, Todd has been called upon by some of the most respected and influential musicians in the business.On the road, Todd has played some of the world's most revered concert halls, opera houses and theaters, and has performed on network television shows, at international jazz festivals, and with such celebrated orchestras as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Performing:
Saturday, August 19

Katherine  Whyte
Katherine Whyte
Soprano
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Katherine Whyte, Soprano

Katherine Whyte has performed on opera and concert stages across her native Canada, the United States and Europe. Opera Today has hailed her for her "keen artistic sensibility" while the San Francisco Classical Voice has praised her "her glamorous, vibrato-rich voice". Last season included her debut with the Dallas Opera as Pousette in Manon, a return to the Metropolitan Opera Company for their production of Rigoletto, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Saratoga. The 2016-2017 season includes her return to the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Jenufa and Rigoletto, a debut with the Edmonton Symphony for Handel's Messiah, Fauré's Requiem with Manhattan Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall, and her debut with the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra in China.

Performing:
Friday, August 11

Aaron  Wunsch
Aaron Wunsch
Piano
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Aaron Wunsch, Piano

Praised for his bold interpretations and communicative sensitivity, pianist Aaron Wunsch appears regularly on concert stages throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In addition, he makes frequent recital and teaching tours to China and Indonesia. Also lauded for his chamber music performances, he collaborates with artists including cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetist Charles Neidich, violinist Rolf Schulte, and the New York Woodwind Quintet. A vigorous proponent of contemporary music, he works closely with composers including Charles Wuorinen, Steve Stucky, Chen Yi, Fred Lerdahl, Kaija Saariaho, and Thomas Adès. He has recorded works by Anton Weber and Nico Muhly.

Wunsch graduated cum laude from Yale College and then was a Fulbright Fellow at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He completed Master's and Doctoral degrees at The Juilliard School. His piano teachers included Peter Frankl, Karlheinz Kämmerling, Robert McDonald, Andras Schiff, Jerome Lowenthal, and Claude Frank.
Wunsch teaches music history, chamber music, and piano at The Juilliard School. In addition to his post as co-artistic director of the Skaneateles Festival, he is co-artistic director of the Music Mondays concert series in New York City.

Learn more at aaronwunsch.com/.

Performing:
Tuesday, August 8
Friday, August 11
Tuesday, August 15
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 18
Thursday, August 24
Tuesday, August 29

Ivan  Yumagulov
Ivan Yumagulov
Piano
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Ivan Yumagulov, Piano

Ivan Yumaguvlov, the 2017 Robinson Award Winner, is a passionate and driven pianist. He is set to graduate from Charles W. Bakers high school this May, and plans to attend Ithaca College post graduation. He will study music performance and education. Ivan is an exemplary musician, and shows continual dedication to building his character and community, ideals Robinson Award strives to recognize from year to year. The festival is extremely excited to welcome this young talent in the 2017 season.

Performing:
Friday, August 18

David Zinman
David Zinman
conductor
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David Zinman, conductor

David Zinman is one of the world's leading and most respected conductors, whose passion for music, dedication to furthering the careers of young musicians, and as an orchestra builder, makes 'Music a Better World'.

He is Conductor Laureate of Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, where he served as conductor and music director from 1995 until 2014, where he raised the standard of the orchestra to an international level. During his career he has made an extensive number of recordings with varied orchestras encompassing a wide repertoire.

Until 2009 David was Artistic Director of the Aspen Music Festival, where he created the International Conducting Academy. He has inspired a number of innovative ideas in Zurich, including the famous 'Tonhalle Late' series, a Conductor's course, and most notably the famous recordings he has made for Sony which have received superb critical acclaim.

He has held positions as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony orchestras; Principal Conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival, School and American Academy of Conducting. For the past two seasons has served as Music Director of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes.

Learn more at www.davidzinman.org/.

Performing:
Saturday, August 12